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  1. Man killed after row over half yuan

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wang Villagers storm office of power firm with body More than 1,000 angry Sichuan villagers have stormed a power company's office carrying the body of a neighbour believed to have been beaten to death after a dispute with a company clerk over half a yuan, local media reported. Carrying funeral wreaths, the villagers from Hesheng village in Chengdu's Wenjiang ...

  2. American held over spy claims

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A Chinese-American is being held in Chengdu for allegedly engaging in espionage for Taiwan, a spokeswoman for the United States embassy in Beijing was quoted as saying yesterday. Xie Chunren, a 56-year-old business executive from New Jersey, was arrested on May 31 when he arrived in Chengdu and was being held under 'residential surveillance', ...

  3. News - China - LAW

    Anti-graft campaign picks up momentum with two probes

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Corruption clean-up continues with investigations into health official in Shenzhen and property development bureaucrat in Chengdu Anti-graft campaign picks up momentum The mainland's corruption crackdown has claimed two more scalps, with a senior official in Shenzhen and another in Chengdu being investigated by the Communist Party's ...

  4. 9 regions in drink-driving hall of shame

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Chengdu, Sichuan, was sentenced to death for killing four people after drinking 'large quantities' of a strong Chinese spirit. It was the mainland's first death sentence for drink-driving and he is appealing against it. Also in Chengdu, police on Friday detained a drink-driver for 15 days because she refused a blood-alcohol test and pushed a police officer. Last week, ...

  5. News - China - CHONGQING

    Trial of former police chief Wang Lijun to be partly secret

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... be conducted secretly, a court spokesman said yesterday. A spokesman for the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court said he would face trial on Tuesday. "According to the Criminal Procedure Law, ... "He made a contribution in that regard and, hence, is unlikely be sentenced to death, even if he committed serious crimes." Wang's flight to the United States consulate in Chengdu ...

  6. Bo's ex-ally to face trial next week, sources say

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Hefei chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun will open next week in Chengdu, Sichuan, two sources say. A Chengdu-based source said Wang ... Another source, close to the Chongqing government, confirmed that Wang's trial would open in Chengdu in a few days. Wang, the former right-hand man of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo ...

  7. Action promised on detained reporters

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Chengdu for more than six hours as police searched their rooms. Now TV yesterday quoted two police officers from Chengdu police station as saying it was problematic that the police officers did ...

  8. Family fears top fugitive won't get fair hearing

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Zeng Hanlin, the high-profile fugitive repatriated to China from Canada, appeared before a Chengdu court in Sichuan province yesterday, a relative said. ... as having high blood pressure and diabetes along with other health concerns. 'But Chengdu authorities failed to provide proper treatment or enough medication for him, causing my father to write ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seven sentenced to death for drugs in one day At least seven people were sentenced to death in one day last week on drug-related charges, Xinhua reported. A photograph published by the Beijing Morning Post showed Tang Mei, Zhao Haiying, Yu Xiaoqin and Zhu Guangmei bursting into tears as their death sentences were announced by the court in Chengdu on Thursday. They were convicted ...

  10. Wang Lijun's top aide resigns, may face probe

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Beijing-based Caixin magazine in March quoted three unnamed police officers as saying that the vehicle that Wang Lijun drove from Chongqing to Chengdu before seeking asylum at the US consulate ... since Wang Lijun fled to Chengdu, saying: 'The only reason authorities have not detained him is that they don't want to send out an adverse message that might sabotage political ...




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